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Scottish Customs

Art, Culture & Music, History, Scottish Culture
Publication Date
07 July 2007
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
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Scottish Customs

From the Cradle to the Grave
by Margaret Bennett - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

‘Margaret Bennett has given us another magic book . . . an invaluable contribution’ – Owen Dudley Edwards

‘There can be few scholars on either side of the Atlantic who succeed in combining such a wide range of skills . . . she has to her credit an enviable record of solid ethnological scholarship’ – Hamish Henderson 

Tape-recorded interviews from the 20th and 21st centuries give voice to tradition-bearers from all walks of life adding colour to this comprehensive picture of social behaviour. The most up-to-date, authoritative work on the subject, this collection spans several centuries and, in three sections, deals with Childbirth and Infancy; Love, Courtship and Marriage; and Death and Burial.

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Folklorist Margaret Bennett is an international scholar, prize-winning author, singer and broadcaster who is widely regarded as Scotland’s foremost authority on Folklore. In 2003 she received the Celtic Women International Award for her lifelong service to Scottish and Celtic Culture. She lives in Edinburgh.